Keith Cohen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Spectrum , Sun Publications (Kansas City, KS)
Critics' Group:
Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
304

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 304
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 35% Larry Crowne (2011) " This infectiously entertaining summer movie makes you feel good. It provides hope that a fresh start is possible regardless of age. Hanks has oodles of charm, and he and Roberts have great chemistry. The real find in the acting arena is... " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 30, 2011
2.5/4 —— Another Harvest Moon (2011) " Baby boomers with aging parents will be able to identify with the characters and find the highly personal situations to be realistically accurate. The movie deserves kudos for showing respect for the quality of life and dying with dignity. " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 25, 2011
2.5/4 26% Green Lantern (2011) " The ironic timing of opening nationwide on Father's Day weekend couldn't be more strategically perfect, because this entertaining movie provides dads, who grew up reading comic books, an opportunity to spend quality time with their young sons & daughters" — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 18, 2011
2.5/4 79% Small Town Murder Songs (2011) " Stormare's performance towers over the flimsy story. Besides the effective ensemble acting, another asset is the outstanding cinematography. This captivatingly haunting crime drama never gets tiresome and knows when to bring the..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 11, 2011
4/4 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) " This comedic masterpiece by one of America's legendary filmmaking geniuses is a fitting companion to "Paris, Je T'Aime" and like a fine wine should be savored by Allen's legion of loyal cinephiles." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 11, 2011
4/4 92% Incendies (2011) " The movie plays out like a page-turning novel that you can't put down. There are a number of shocking revelations that take you completely by surprise. The acting is outstanding, especially the..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 4, 2011
3.5/4 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " This blockbuster superhero movie is the best and brightest of the franchise. A definite must-see drama on a large screen that wipes out the disasters of "Last Stand" and "Wolverine" and seamlessly ties back in to the first two movies." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 4, 2011
2/4 85% Meek's Cutoff (2011) " It will definitely divide audiences. Some may find it a graceful and understated master class in observation. Others may be put to sleep." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 27, 2011
2.5/4 59% The First Grader (2011) " This crowd-pleaser is sure to bring tears of joy and thanksgiving as the boundless human spirit reigns. Litondo and Harris have great chemistry and form the heart of this straightforward narrative. They both show..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 27, 2011
3/4 73% Winter in Wartime (2011) " The acting is superb, with Lakemeier the anchor surrounded by a talented ensemble. The soundtrack is effective in ratcheting up the suspense. Other strengths are the cinematography, sound and production design." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 27, 2011
3/4 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " The movie exceeds expectations! The acters carve out a special comedy niche that will not be easily forgotten. They operate like a well-oiled machine with perfect comedic timing and a contagious form of winning camaraderie. The clever lines of... " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 27, 2011
2/4 73% POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) " This 88-minute satirical spoof doesn't tell us anything we don't already know. It runs out of steam after 45 minutes and you find yourself looking for the nearest exit. Spurlock is not in the same filmmaking league as Michael Moore, whose..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 21, 2011
3/4 77% In A Better World (2011) " Acting laurels belong to Nielsen and Rygaard, who are both making their screen debuts. Persbrandt stands out among the adults with a very emotional performance. The outstanding cinematography gives the film a distinctive look. " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 21, 2011
2/4 75% Everything Must Go (2011) " This leading role is quite a departure for Ferrell who most often appears in comedies. He does an admirable job, but it makes you appreciate even more Nicolas Cage's Oscar-winning performance as an alcoholic in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995). " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 14, 2011
2.5/4 90% Bridesmaids (2011) " This crude and raunchy comedy co-written by and starring "SNL" regular Kristen Wiig takes an honest look at female relationships and modern romance. This will be the top destination choice for girls' night out gatherings as the.." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 14, 2011
3/4 79% Earthwork (2011) " The movie's numerous strengths include the cinematography by Bruce Francis Cole, the editing of extraneous material to 93 seamlessly flowing minutes by Brad Roszell and an upbeat, soothing guitar-heavy instrumental score by musician David Goodrich." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 14, 2011
2/4 68% Rubber (2011) " The amplified sound effects and the remarkable mobility displayed by Bob without resorting to computer-enhanced special effects are the film's greatest strengths. If you have 82 minutes to kill, you may derive a..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 7, 2011
2.5/4 15% Something Borrowed (2011) " Hudson and Goodwin have great chemistry together. Krasinski does the best acting job and steals every scene he appears in. The cinematography, scenic New York locations and a romantic soundtrack are added bonuses." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 7, 2011
3/4 77% Thor (2011) " This movie has all the sci-fi fantasy, wonder and magic we have come to expect from Marvel. The 114-minute running time passes by swiftly and leaves you wanting more. The action scenes are well-staged and the computer graphics special effects are..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 7, 2011
3/4 83% Potiche (2011) " This cinematic gem offers an understanding of human nature while satirizing the age-old battle of the sexes and outdated class distinctions. Another winning ingredient is the endearing musical score from composer Philippe Rombi." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 30, 2011
2.5/3 93% Of Gods and Men (2011) " Audiences will be spiritually moved by the beautiful voices singing the liturgical Gregorian chants. The cinematography is outstanding, capturing the natural beauty of the surroundings. " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 22, 2011
2.5/4 60% Water for Elephants (2011) " The movie gives the viewer a taste of the nomadic existence for those lucky enough to be part of a traveling circus. It also touches upon the vernacular unique to circus folk..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 22, 2011
2/4 88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) " I believe the movie is ambiguous on purpose. The director is having fun playing games with the underlying reality. This bizarre highbrow film is strictly geared for art houses. It is instantly forgettable, but Binoche gives an amazing performance." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 16, 2011
2.5/4 55% The Conspirator (2011) " The movie deserves strong marks for the authentic costumes and period details. With the exception of Aiken, the rest of the characters are superficially presented and poorly developed. The supporting cast are all underutilized." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 16, 2011
3/4 72% Rio (2011) " The screenwriters have come up with a wonderful story filled with humor and romance. Youngsters will be captivated by the colorful characters, the toe-tapping musical numbers and the breathtaking aerial backdrops. " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 16, 2011
2.5/4 94% Win Win (2011) " This disappointing hard-luck story is elevated above an average television sitcom only because of the exceptional cast. This eccentric moral fable should appeal strictly to the art house crowd." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 9, 2011
3/4 72% Hanna (2011) " This guilty pleasure is by far the coolest movie of the year with cross-generational appeal to fans of espionage thrillers." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 9, 2011
3.5/4 92% Source Code (2011) " Besides the sure-handed directing, masterful script and superb acting, the movie's other strengths include stupendous visual effects, outstanding cinematography, the suspense-heightening musical score and eye-appealing scenery of the..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 3, 2011
2.5/4 73% Harvest (2011) " The movie drives home the point expressed so eloquently by Siv that "family is the only thing in life that really matters." Some may find the viewing experience hits too close to home and will be in tears remembering similar personal incidents." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 24, 2011
2.5/4 70% Limitless (2011) " The hallucinatory movie gets credit for bringing up the issue of untapped human potential. The movie's "what if" wish-fulfillment fantasy theme ultimately falters, runs out of steam and breaks down with an ending that is well beyond belief." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 18, 2011
3/4 83% The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) " There is never a dull moment during the two-hour running time. The best compliment has to be that the film comes close to mirroring the page-turning suspense of the source material. If you need a break from ..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 18, 2011
2.5/4 88% White Material (2010) " The ending is a cop-out, and the viewer is left unfulfilled. The main reason to buy a ticket is for Huppert's mesmerizing performance. She is one of France's greatest actresses." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 11, 2011
3/4 10% Red Riding Hood (2011) " This suspense-filled mystery keeps the audience guessing as to the human identity of the werewolf. This crowd-pleasing guilty pleasure will exceed all your expectations. It turns a familiar children's bedtime story into a..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 11, 2011
3.5/4 37% Mars Needs Moms (2011) " The animation, special effects and sound effects are top drawer. This family-friendly entertainment package comes with a lasting side benefit." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 11, 2011
2/4 76% Cold Weather (2011) " It feels like you spend 96 minutes seeing the sights of Portland. This movie becomes tedious and the sluggish pace requires the viewer to have lots of patience. " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 4, 2011
3/4 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " Damon has never been better, showing an emotional vulnerability. The movie's other strengths include great special effects, superb cinematography, a wonderful musical score and an elegant wardrobe of high fashion designs." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 4, 2011
3/4 35% The Grace Card (2011) " This passionate faith-based movie offers moral encouragement and gives people an altruistic goal worth achieving. It deserves to be ranked alongside similar message-driven movies as "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof."" — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Feb 26, 2011
2/4 56% Unknown (2011) " Neeson is hamstrung with a thin script full of huge plot holes that stretch credibility. His character is a mix of an older Jason Bourne and the male equivalent of Angelina Jolie's Evelyn Salt. Jones and Kruger are simply window dressing." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Feb 19, 2011
3/4 85% Cedar Rapids (2011) " The movie finds a happy medium in balancing crude and raunchy humor with sweet emotional moments. It wins the audience over from the opening scene." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Feb 19, 2011
3.5/4 75% Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (2013) " This impressive showcase of cinematic treasures all have in common the amazing way that a complete story arc comes to fruition in a brief amount of time. The clear-cut favorite is "Strangers No More" in this category." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Feb 12, 2011
3.5/4 100% The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation (2011) " This impressive showcase of cinematic treasures all have in common the amazing way that a complete story arc comes to fruition in a brief amount of time. The clear favorite to win this category is "Day & Night"." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Feb 12, 2011
3.5/4 78% Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (2012) " This impressive showcase of cinematic treasures all have in common the amazing way that a complete story arc comes to fruition in a brief amount of time. My pick to win is "Wish 143" from the United Kingdom. " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Feb 12, 2011
2.5/4 39% The Eagle (2011) " The acting is lame, and the characters lack depth. The movie's strengths are the authentic costuming and the breathtaking scenery of Scotland and Hungary." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Feb 12, 2011
2.5/4 67% The Company Men (2011) " This all-too-familiar gloom and doom tale is depressing and feels longer than the 104-minute running time. The acting is top drawer from the powerhouse cast of respected thespians." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Feb 3, 2011
3/4 87% Blue Valentine (2010) " The dialogue is meaningful and realistic. The first-rate cinematography and an explosive soundtrack make an indelible impression. This sad and very personal movie will generate lots of discussions. Marriage counselors and divorce lawyers should get a..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jan 29, 2011
2.5/4 53% The Mechanic (2011) " This is a movie you seek out for action rather than acting and character development. It provides a great escape from the winter doldrums. " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jan 29, 2011
3/4 49% No Strings Attached (2011) " This guilty pleasure starts 2011 off with an ecstatic bang. Portman and Kutcher have a sizzling hot chemistry. The movie takes some unexpected turns to arrive at a predictable destination. It is filled with indelibly cute moments & winning dialogue that.." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jan 22, 2011
2.5/4 43% The Green Hornet (2011) " This appears to be a breakout role for the talented and charismatic Chou, whose star should rise in Hollywood. The movie is full of visual eye candy that includes use of a split screen and rapid editing to speed up the car chases and..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jan 13, 2011
3/4 80% Made in Dagenham (2010) " This well-meaning salute to women in the workplace is an uplifting crowd-pleaser. Although the dialogue is hard to follow at times due to the British accents, the gist of the movie and the overriding principle at stake is unmistakable." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jan 7, 2011
2.5/4 32% All Good Things (2010) " Dunst shines brightly and puts on an acting showcase worthy of awards recognition in the supporting actress category. The picture loses its luster when her character disappears. " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jan 7, 2011
3/4 96% True Grit (2010) " The movie surpasses the original in sound effects, cinematography and a Western-themed original score. Other kudos go to the interior design of the courtroom, the scenes of Main Street and the period apparel." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Dec 23, 2010
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